StasM
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Are these prepositions ("of motion") exact antonyms?
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Whenever к is used to mean something, от is always used to mean the opposite. In some meanings, but not all of them. E.g. consider: Мы должны закончить этот проект к октябрю. Литий относится к ...

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In Russian, do vehicles walk? And can one walk across the city using the bus?
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Buses do walk, but only when: describing it in abstract terms ("this bus goes to Bolshoy Theatre?" - "Этот автобус идёт до Большого Театра") - i.e. the question is whether its scheduled path supposed ...

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Verb roots: -дыхать/дохнуть
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“Айфо́н сдох”. Question: Can I say it when my phone has simply run out of battery? Yes you can, but it would create an ambiguity – did it сдох permanently or temporarily? But in general, it can be ...

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What do I call somebody being a smart ass in Russian?
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There's a verb for being a smartass - умничать. However I can't think about a noun except for already noted умник, which is not widely used and is not as strong as "smartass". One could also say ...

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Verb roots: -секать/сечь
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высечь - of course, closest to original meaning: either beat up with a stick, whip, etc. or cut from stone, marble, etc. Yes, the same word is being used in two completely different meanings, imagine ...

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